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Hard Rock Hell – A familiar crowd gather to don their denim and leather!

Navigating further into the depths of Wales, the blue skies faded and the terrain became more rugged as we drew ever nearer to Hard Rock Hell for its tenth instalment. Seeding various spin-offs throughout the year – HRH Blues, HRH AOR, HRH PROG to name but a few – this is the original and, some might say, the best. HRH events ...

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Live: Ugly Kid Joe, Riverside, Newcastle

Some see Ugly Kid Joe as an oddity of the grungey, post-glam metal scene. A one-hit wonder even. They will for sure be remembered for ‘That song off Wayne’s World’ but a lot of old school, and a few who have been curious know this band have a varied, if not troubled history. Heavily influenced by rock gods Motorhead and ...

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UGLY KID JOE return with album ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’

RAMzine was lucky enough to catch Ugly Kid Joe headline Hard Rock Hell back in 2012. It was a set that we will always remember, as some slit walkers (who were entertaining the crowd) spontaneously joined the band on stage for ‘GodDam Devil’. The set was really engaging with the audience, and promoted a fun Hard Rock atmosphere. Ugly Kid ...

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Lee Richards and Whitfield Crane team up with Myles Kennedy for new single ‘Black & White’

Another Animal band mates Lee Richards (also of Dropbox/ Godsmack) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe frontman) have collaborated yet again for their new project ‘Richards/ Crane’, who are due to release their debut album later this year. The video for lead single ‘Black & White’, featuring vocals from Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge/Slash), can be viewed below: The video was ...

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Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe Announce Co-Headline Tour

American metallers Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe have announced that they are to hit the road later this year to tour the UK and Europe on a co-headlining tour! The tour will see the bands play across the UK, kicking off at Southamptons Mo’ Club! Dates are as follows: OCTOBER 2013 22 – Southampton, Mo’Club 23 – Rugby, The ...

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Live Review: Ugly Kid Joe @ Hard Rock Hell

Ugly Kid Joe – Stage 1 – Saturday Team RAM went down to Hard Rock Hell in Hafan Y Mor, Pwhelli (Wales) to check out the headliners of Saturday night’s antics, Ugly Kid Joe. From what we witnessed, there was not a better choice than the Californian rockers who have graced us with head banging tunes for the past twenty ...

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Interview with Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe are a rock band that formed in California in 1990. Breaking up in 1997, the band reformed in 2010 and have been touring extensively, as releasing a new EP Stairway To Hell. RAMzine sat down to speak with their lead vocalist, Whitfield Crane. Team RAM: Stairway to Hell was released a few months ago, what’s the reaction been ...

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Check out The Ramzine Classics Reviews!

Van Halen ‘1984’ Ugly Kid Joe ‘Americas Least Wanted’ Iron Maiden ‘Piece Of Mind’ Def Leppord ‘Hysteria’ Metallica ‘Load’

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Ugly Kid Joe ‘America’s Least Wanted’

“Are you the guys on the beach that hate everything?” asks the old woman at the start of Ugly Kid Joe’s biggest song. Judging by this album, they certainly didn’t. When you talk about underrated bands, Ugly Kid’s name often crops up. Their funk influenced classic rock seemed to go almost unnoticed through time in the early 90s, which is ...

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